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May 8, 2013

Southcoast Health System and Bayside YMCA present "Partnering for a Healthy East Bay," a healthy living series

May 16 program will focus on skin safety, sun prevention and melanoma

Beth Herrick, MD

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BARRINGTON, R.I. — Southcoast™ Health System, in partnership with the Bayside YMCA, presents "Partnering for a Healthy East Bay," a monthly series focused on helping you and your family live a healthy lifestyle.

The free health education programs are designed to help you make healthier decisions and support your well-being.

The May health education program, "Skin Safety, Sun Prevention and Melanoma," will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road in Barrington, R.I.

Join Sue Oliveria, RN, BSN, MSM, for a free skin analysis to screen individuals for sun damage and share techniques for prevention. Beth Herrick, MD, radiation oncologist and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology for Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, will discuss the potential dangers of over-exposure to the sun including melanoma and skin cancer.

To reserve your seat, please call 401-245-2444.

Find a Physician: 800-497-1727

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Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer

Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

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